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. megyn? >> thank you. he was on team obama during the birth of the so-called affordable care act. what he's saying now about the president's latest obama care push. bill burton on kwoesz kelly but not the first time with yours truly. this will be interesting after the break. >>> plus, one of the most controversial names in politics jumping in on martin bashir's resignation after his comments about sarah palin. he's out. our panel weighs in. [ coughs, sneezes ] i have a big meeting when we land, but i am so stuffed up, i can't rest. [ male announcer ] nyquil cold and flu liquid gels don't unstuff your nose. they don't? alka seltzer plus night fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a decongestant. [ inhales deeply ] oh. what a relief it is. [ inhales deeply ] every day we're working to and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's large
're told they will be going back out tomorrow morning. >> mark potter, thanks. >>> president obama called for a hike in the minimum wage to help with the dangerous and growing income gap which he says and has said repeatedly is eroding the american dream. one recent study showed almost all the economic gains have gone to the very top, the 1%. tomorrow we'll be covering a job action among fast food workers in upwards of 100 cities across the country who plan to walk offer the job to protest low wages. >>> getting out alive. richard engle with wounded american troops, including one who heroically risked his life to save others. >>> and later, the moment the first dog got too excited making a new friend and what followed today at the white house. >>> we're back. and with all the talk of late about america's longest war and when the u.s. is leaving afghanistan, it's so important to remember there are still tens of thousands of american troops in harm's way. over the past 12 years, 51,000 u.s. service members have been injured in iraq and afghanistan, and sadly, that figure continues to rise.
in nbc's own steve handelsman. steve. >> reporter: larry, thanks. this was president obama trying to refocus on helping the middle class that he said relative to the rich was in a long, slow slide from the 1970s and seemed to be doing better when housing and wall street got super hot six years ago. >> when the music stopped and the crisis hit, millions of families were stripped of whatever cushion they had left, and the result is an economy that's become profoundly unequal. >> mr. obama in professor mode had stats. america's top 10% now earn half of all u.s. income, up he said from 1/3. ceos he said used to make 20 to 30 times what workers do, now he said make 273 times more and the top 1% of americans who have net worts now 288 times what a typical u.s. family has. >> that is a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle class america's basic bargain, that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead. >> reporter: he wants at least a higher minimum wage and an extension of emergency unemployment benefits. the president said when bu
from american university. thank you, sir. >> tom a thanks so much. >> be sure to set your dvr and watch this live. it will be good stuff and the sitdown with president obama is part of that hardball college tour starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern from american university right here on msnbc. >>> week one of the white house obama care media blitz does continue and today president obama will focus his message on the laws and the benefits for people with pre-existing medical conditions. this as the white house announces some 56,000 people and their successful enrollment in coverage during exchanges. that's more than double the enrollees for the entire month of october and all of this as the administration ramps up, too, december 23rd and the enrollment deadline for january 1st coverage, jim mcdermott, senior member of the house, ways and means committee. >> as we look back at the calendar, it was two weeks ago when they assembled this team, the senate and house strike teams and what was their task versus the daily barrage of messages that we'll see on tap from the white house. can you explain t
and if you look at the polls that have been taken by the voters, it is monday. >> jim gray, thank you so much for your analysis. >> the obama administration now patting itself on the back for improvements to the health care website. it doesn't seem like that much but senate majority leader harry reid seems pleased. i'm not cocky but comfortable. i think we are in pretty good shape. so, susan, i don't know harry reid may be one of the few democrats right now who would use the word cocky to describe where the party is standing currently. your thoughts? >> there is a division. there are safer democrats who are willing to talk about the things that are going well. they have had a slight boost in enrollment. the website is working more smoothly and then you have the reality democrats, the ones who are getting the calls to their office about cancelled insurance policies. they are afraid of what is going to happen in 2014. if you look at the polls, there are democrats who might lose in 2014 because of this. joe mansion is having a town hall meeting today hearing complaints about uncertainty and thei
. >> they are kraare craftier tha thought. >> thank you. >> earlier we asked you about obama care and if repeal is not an option how you would repair the affordable care act. we have read everyone of your tweets and the best ones are right after the break. they don't? alka seltzer plus night fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a decongestant. [ inhales deeply ] oh. what a relief it is. i have a great fit with my dentures. i love kiwis. i've always had that issue with the seeds getting under my denture. super poligrip free -- it creates a seal of the dentures in my mouth. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. super poligrip free made the kiwi an enjoyable experience. [ charlie ] try zinc free super poligrip. medicare open enrollment. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. buit never hurts to see if u can find bettoverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefit
. >> a whole lot of weather affecting a big chunk of the country. thanks, indra. >>> president obama declaring an end to the war on budget deficits and pledging to fight the deficit of opportunity for the poor and middle class. in a speech wednesday on his economic priorities, the president said the federal deficit is under control and doesn't present a serious threat to the economy. he focused on the gap between the rich and the poor and making the case for raising the minimum wage to more than $10. while extending unemployment benefits. >> we know that we're going to have greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail salespeople who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty and that is why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below it was than when harry truman was in office. >> republican leaders quickly took issue with the president's poach. house speaker john boehner suggesting the president's policies crea
years and a please welcome nancy pelosi (clapping) thank you very much ruth inform that wonderful introduction and recognition of the role that we all play and how connected we all are. and thank you for allocating the leadership of president obama his election helped us in preparation for his taking office to in the new democratic majority passing the legislation the he american investment that will enable us to get $150 million to turn in wonderful place into something significant. it's an honor to be here with you and tiger for not only this building but understanding what we do in our area is of national significance and has the leadership when we say we're going to get something we get it done. i appreciate your leadership of the g s ashlgs naturally and i can say what i said because of our great leadership from mayor ed lee. well, the american reinvestment and he recovery act we were able to do the tunnel and so many things and now today. the mayor will agree that is a pleasure this was a historic place in the center but instead of being the connection it was sort of what ar
. between these two men. and obviously someone that president obama looked up to a great deal. >> mike, appreciate that, thank you. >> joining us now he is a professor from ucla.'s goo, one of the real joys of this moment, is going to be had a personal association. with nelson mandela if you want to take a look with the former south african president. >> well, i have known about nelson mandela since i started studying and he had always been promptly inspirational. i met him for the first time after he had been released from prison. for all of that time in the 70's and 80's he was in prison. i was struck particularly by 1 point that president obama just made. he did indeed take action with the demonstration about apartheid. i think it was in 1981. many people have had a different time from being influenced by mandela's yeah teak of ratism and his rule that existed. and that goes back to the early 1940's when he was one of the founders of the african national congress youth lead. the most stage system of government in africa. >> can you talk to us about given your studkies in this area,
really. lou: the one i thank you for your analysis as always. >> if president obama wants to come and talk to me, i am open. lou: we urge you to, mr. president. that's it for tonight, thank you for being with us. congressman randy forbes with us tomorrow. good night from new york. e. e. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any her place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. [announcer]...if you think the best bed for one of you might be a compromise for the other one... [woman]ask me about our tempur-pedic. [announcer] they're sleeping on e newest tempur-pedic bed... the new tempur choe... [man]two people.two remotes. [announcer] firmness settings for the head,legs,and back... and with tempur on top,that faus tempur-pedic comfort comes any way you like it! [woman]ask me about the lumbar button. [man]she's got her side...and i've got my side. [announcer] tempur-pedic.the most highly recommended bed in america. [woman]do
hunltsman, the former ambassador to china he will served during the first two years of the obama administration. mr. ambassador, mr. governor, thank you. vice president's language specifically chosen, deeply concerned. is that strong enough? >> well, i think that's appropriate terminology. it was spoken in tokyo where coordinating a lot of what goes on in the region with our ally, japan, and also with korea to some extent is absolutely critical at this point. and the language used was appropriate given the circumstances. now it will all play out in beijing as he meets with the new leader of china who he got to know on a personal level when they were vice presidents together. she served as vice president before becoming president of china. so they have a preexisting relationship. it is actually quite unusual for the head of china to accord this amount of time to the vice president of the united states. so he's giving him a private dinner. he spent two hours with him in a by lateral meeting. all of that presumably is taking us in a direction that defines some parameters around the
going to plummet further. charlie, gayle, norah? >> don, thank you. president obama is calling for a hike in the national minimum wage. on wednesday the president said that growing income inequality is the defining challenge of our time. this morning fast food workers across the country are holding strikes to demand higher wages. terrell brown is outside a mcdonald's in new york city. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there are about 200 protesters here in new york city. they have since dispersed and moved on to other locations. there are other rallies in 200 cities across the country including denver las vegas and san diego as workers push for higher wages, $15 an hour more than twice the national minimum wage. nancy delgado makes $8 coin 25 for the work she does at a chicago area mcdonald's. the 27-year-old mother of two has been employed at the fast food chain's franchises for the last ten years and earns the minimum wage in illinois. >> i don't have health insurance. i don't own a car, i don't own cable. i have a cell phone because i need it. i
and if it were possible, 47% say they would recall president obama. i'm joined by the director of harvard institute of politics. the secretary of state trey gray and senator mo cowen who is a fellow at the institute of politics. thank you very much for coming on the program. >> thanks for having us, luke. >> i would like to start off the bat. health care signature domestic achievement for president obama and so many democrats. you are closely associated with them and the views on this law are terrible. 56% disapprove of this generation as they mentioned before. only 8% will definitely enroll. those are the folks who are needed to support the older folks who are sicker. what does it mean for your democratic party in. >> it means that the administration and democrats in the congress and those of us outside of the congress and on the streets who believe in the law and the merits of the affordable care act and what it will do in terms of access, we have a lot of work to do to talk about the good that is in this bill and to dispel the misinformation that remains in the mainstream market place
obama is expected to be one of them. reporting live from washington, i'm steve handelsman. back to you. >> thank you. our coverage continues this evening. shomari stone rushed to the south african embassy this afternoon and he joins us live from there. shoma shomari? >> reporter: good evening, we are on massachusetts avenue and drivers are coming by, honking their horns, some putting up their fist paying tribute to nelson mandela. there is a fence here. why? the embassy is under construction. you look behind me and you can see this ten foot statue paying tribute to nelson mandela. it was unveiled two months ago. his fist raised in a power salute. it's in northwest d.c. activists staged sit ins and protests and spurred the u.s. to pose sanctions. let's roll video of mr. mandela. he was africa's former president who helped break the country system of racial discrimination. he died this evening, age 95. south african president jacob zuma announced the death at a somber news conference. people are coming here to the south african embassy to pay tribute to mandela. we are going to hear from
besides the other points of having peace in our country. so i have thanked both president obama and the authorities that have been supporting this peace process. the peace process needs support. there are enemies who don't want the process to have a good ending for various reasons. some people think that you are legitimizing the farc and my answer is if we don't sit down and speak with our enemy then how are we going to reach peace? if they think that we can kill the last of the guerrilla, it would take another 50 years in order to do that. so the way to end a conflict of this sort is by sitting down and negotiating a final agreement and that is what we have tried to do. some people are saying that we are giving in to the farc or we are giving in to castro or the chavez regime. this is nonsense. this is absolute nonsense. we have sought help from venezuela and cuba precisely because they have influence in farc and they have been held old and i thank them for their help. what we want is a very simple object it, all of us, to have peace in my country. we are not negotiating our po
a little too rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sunny, the tiny toppled tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil this year's decorations and to thank them for their sacrifices. >> no matter what challenges you all face, during the holidays or any other time during the year, you all just dig a little deeper. >> reporter: the white house is fully decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome the 70,000 visitors expected this season. the numbers are impressive. it took 83 volunteers from all 50 states to deck these halls. there are 24 christmas trees, 450 books, a 300-pound gingerbread white house and 1,000 yards of satin ribbon, used to make replicas of the famous pups. >> they're mechanical. this is a new step. we're stepping up in the world. bo and sunny honoring. >> reporter: there's one more christmas tree left to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive national christmas tree on friday. john and diana? >> mary, thank you. it's the kind of scene, it was go
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's the 21st century of the labor movement. >> come back again. we'll continue to follow this. >> thank you so much. >>> this fight over the minimum wage is part of the president's larger push on income inequality. in his speech yesterday president obama called for broad change, not just a living wage, but stronger labor laws, more funding for education and a social safety net. >> but the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own? that should offend all of us. the combined trends of increase and equality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life and what we stand for around the globe. >> susan page is the washington bureau chief for usa today. clarence page, no relation, pulitzer prize-winning columnist and it's the first time we've had the pages squared on my show. >> it's great to have both of you. the president ticked off the statistics to how a growing number of americans face the reality of lower, real wages and higher cos
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. >> it is an insult or a term, and you remember that president obama is being part of a food stamp president, and so our community should be supporting folks and getting rid of that stigma and shame and supporting cal fresh. >> thank you. >> and the next speaker. >> good afternoon supervisors, kim and i am a member of the local homeless board and clearly to create the facility to reheat and fridge and store the food in the sros is going to require creating a partnership with the owners themselves and pg&e and other members of the infrainstruct and so i have four recommendations to that end. and one, is to creatively leverage the existing state and federal funding that might be used to redo the wire and to get the actual facilitis in the sros i know that two got this or these facilitis in for no cost to the owner. and my second suggestion is to work with the colleagues in abdomening sacramento. and to create other incentives for other sro s and to buy into them and to become attracted to them. and finally when there is a transfer of the property for the new owner to look at the legislation and the r
to pass. on the eighth day of hanukkah, president obama will host not the one but two receptions at the white house. that does it for looking ahead. >> thank you. it is time now for "hot shots," a look at the most compelling images of the day. the official world cup ball has been revealed in rio. took 2.5 years of testing. it is a term used to refer to brazilians living abroad and is five --ng used to do described national pride. traditionals bracelets worn in brazil. want to be lucky in 2014? the u.s. treasury can lend you a hand. it is printing lucky money to mark the chinese year of the horse. the uncirculated one dollar bills will have a serial number beginning with 8888. in chinese culture, the number eight is considered auspicious as it sounds like the word that means a wealth. the lucky dollar bill is on sale , 595 each. speaking of lucky, here is a lucky shot. the harlem growth -- harlem globe trotter broke the record for the longest basketball shot. he threw the ball across the court and sunk it in the opposite basket. ok. you cannot make that up. get the latest headline
that getting sick is a possibility. we'll see how that plays out. thanks so much, bob franken. we appreciate your time as always. chris matthews will have an exclusive interswru president obama tonight on "hard ball." watch it live right here on msnbc. and coming up, bill karins and richard will be back for "first buzz." we'll tell you about all the stories we're talking about including how heidi montag and spencer plat blew through their fortune. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. [ m'm... ] great taste. [ tapping ] sounds good. campbell's healthy request. m'm! m'm! good.® >>> time for first buzz. richard and bill are back for this. it's a sad story. >> no happy ending here. it's not funny. i just found it so crazy that it actually happened. a washington state woman in vancouver, she had scanner activity from the police. that's what she does. that's what she zment a horrible accident s
air. more on the temperatures in a couple of minutes. >> thank you. president obama says the american dream is threatened by a growing gap between the nations rich and poor. at a speech at the center for american progress, president obama said he'd devote the rest of his term to addressing income and equality he calls it the defining challenge of our time. >> the idea that a child may never escape that poverty because she lacks a dicent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should affect all of us. >> it should compel us to action. we are a better country. let me repeat. the combined trends of inceffed inequality pose a fundamental effect. >> republicans were quick to cit size of president's remarks. the income gap is caused by policies claiming that the affordable care act and tougher business regulations encourage company depends on the government. the statistics are telling. from 2009 to 2012 the average engine from the top 1% of earners increased 31%. incomes for the rest of the nation's workers rose by one half of one%. >> thousands of f
. over to you, steve. >> thank you very much. >>> prescription for america, president obama making his case to a group at the white house youth summit yesterday by comparing obamacare to the civil rights movement. >> haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it is always hard. civil rights movement was hard. giving weapon the right to vote, that was hard. making sure that workers had the right to organize. that was hard. >> is that a fair comparison? let's talk to fox news legal analyst, peter johnson, jr. >> i guess if you think this is about martin luther king or others, it's not about something that's gone crazy, if you think it's not about a tax and spend plan to redistribute wealth in america and you want to make it about discrimination and class and race and gender warfare, then it's about civil rights. so if you want to romanticize something or talk about the struggle, if you want to talk about a crusade against rich people and middle class people or upper middle class people and somehow bring back a base that has gone away, steve, only 29%, 30% o
says president obama has proposal to extend those benefits. back to you. adam: rich edson, thank you very much. >> factory workers and labor organizers. raising, to raise a federal minimum wage. >> few moments ago the demonstrators lift the scene. look at video. reported just a short time ago. at one point, things got very tense. some demonstrators tried to force their way into the restaurant. restaurant hired a security guard. and apparent the demonstrators decided to give up and hold their rally outside. throughout the morning, the restaurant was conducting business as usual. many critics have argued, overwhelming majority of demonstrators have rallies here and across the country are not fast-food workers, really special interest groups and union members. demonstrator of working family party, said the fast-food worker turn out is not the issue. >> there are 50,000 fast-food workers and millions of people supporting them. so, it is not unreasonable for there to be more, lots of people on the outside but workers themselves, as you will see, are fiercely in favor of the idea that they
rush, too. back to you guys. >> thanks, veronica. >>> again, a picture of the briefing room at the white house. president obama is going to be speaking, making a statement in just a few moments about the passing this afternoon of former south african president, nelson mandela. >> this afternoon, the announcement came from jacob zuma. he said to his fellow south african s that he would receive a state funeral and the flags lowered friday and remain at half staff until his funeral. president obama was in south africa in june with the first family, his daughters and wife, taking, really, a history lesson for his daughters. touring the jail cell where he spent so many years as a political prisoner. did not get a chance to meet with nelson mandela because he is too ill. he's been receiving treatment at home, which is what the family wanted to see. you can see him there with winnie mandela. again, he came out of prison back in 1990, known as the father of democracy in modern south africa. >> we are getting reaction from capitol hill now. democratic leader of the house, nancy pelos
at a higher degree and we will have more information as we get closer to the bell. >>> president barack obama is not one of them, the reason why he is not allowed to have one, we will explain. ♪ i love it! ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. ♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday . >>> time now 5:24, happening now, police in stockton shot and killed a homicide suspect, these are live pictures you are looking at police officers chased the suspect and the pursuit ended in stockton. the suspect got out of the car, pointed a knife at the officers and that's when they shot and kill another person. we will tell us what happened later on in our news forecast. >>> the quilt honors more than 94,000 people who died from aides. parts of it torn the large effort and there is something for them and it went in san francisco in 155. >>> cal strand -- caltrans makes a return and it
it comes in. patti ann browne, thank you. >> thanks. jenna: sharp criticism for the obama's administration newly-released regulatory agenda packed with federal rules that will touch every corner of americans lives including, well, how much it is costing us. the agenda will cost $1.8 trillion annually, a cost critics say will trickle down to you the consumer. shannon bream live from washington with more. >> most of the pending regulations not surprisingly come from obama care. department of health and human services says the regulatory plans are framed strengthening health care for americans. according to the competitive enterprise institute, the new regulatory plan from hhs comes with a price tag of nearly $190 billion. wayne cruise says the overall prize of for regulatory agenda for the administration will top $1.8 trillion a year. >> back in the '90s the federal budget itself was not even 1.8 trillion. now we have this entire $1.8 trillion hidden tax you could say of government compliance and intervention costs imposed in the economy. like anything else, that, you know, any tax that busi
it obama and tell them to take it away. stuart: thank you for coming by. i am glad you stopped but we reject and stopped in manhattan. >> i had to see charles. stuart: you are a good man. fast-food protests across the hundred cities in america today, they want $15 and air -- to a the protestors? do they work at the restaurant they are picketing or are they just paid by the union to get out and protest? we have an answer in a moment. [ male announcer ] here's a question for you: if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer is. 3 million homes. by 2030, invesents in energy efficiency could help americans save $300 billion each year. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with n fedex one rate, i could ll a box and ship it r one flat rate. so i kn untilt was full. you'd be crazy not to. is tt nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. because you can't beat zero heartburn. woo
, and to sunny. >>> thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> president obama comes here tomorrow. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. i got the christmas eve excitement brug here at hard balance, because tomorrow at precisely this time, the president of the united states is going to join us on "hardball." it's going to be a serious night of questions, certainly for me, questions about executive management methods and the health care rollout, voter suppression across the country and war and peace questions. how we can avert war with iran. we've been hitting these issues on "hardball." i'm hoping the president will be responsive to the concerns that you and i certainly share and the hopes that we have for this country for the next three years. unfortunately, america's still being assaulted by the bizarre benghazi tactics or that he's an illegal alien who shouldn't have been elected in the first place and should be deported to east africa or somewhere more distant. we have a wild and wooly right wing out there that cares nothing a
rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sunny, the tiny tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil this year's decorations and thank them for their sacrifices. >> no matter what challenges you all face, during the holidays or any other time during the year, you all just dig a little deeper. >> reporter: the white house is fully decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome the 70,000 visitors expected this season. the numbers are impressive. it took 83 volunteers from all 50 states to deck these halls. there are 24 christmas trees, 450 books, a 300-pound gingerbread white house with and 1,000 yards of satin ribbon used to make replicas of the famous pups. >> they are mechanical. this is a new step. we are stepping up in the world. the bo and sunny honoring. >> now there's one more christmas tree to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive 31 foot tall national christmas tree on the ellipse on friday. >> mary, thank you. >>> so i think it is fitting they named her sunny b
. -- double. my copays and deductibles triple under obama -- obamacare. i'm thrilled to death. >> jay carney previously indicated the president is likely to sign up as well. >> thank you very much. ed henry at the white house. well to the fast food protest, is this really about the workers or are unrons pulling a fast one? hermon -- herman cane after this. it's donut friday at the office. and i'm low man on the totem pole. so every friday morning they send me out to get the goods. but what they don't know is that i'm using my citi thankyou card at the coffee shop, so i get 2 times the points. and those points add up fast. so, sure, make me the grunt. 'cause i'll be using those points to help me get to a beach in miami. and allllllll the big shots will be stuck here at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points on dining out and entertainment, with no annual fee.to apply, go to citi.com/thankyoucards if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer i
as you know. he will then be afforded a state funeral and president barack obama will come to that funeral. there will be 2,000 to 3,000 people in that temporary dome. >> paul, thank you very much. let's bring in our panel early tonight. george will, kirstin power, charles krauthammer. >> in the second half of the 20th century, amazingly the moment called forth the man. the united states was martin luther king who had one great advantage that mandela did not have. martin luther king could connect aspirations to vocabulary of the natural rights philosophy of the declaration in which he could say our racial practices are discourted with our practices. mandela didn't have that fall back on making his achievement remarkable. what could have been algeria, a simmering war became a peaceful transition of circumstances. >> you heard remarks about mandela. he referenced him many times and says he's an inspiration to him. you wonder if there are leaders out there like mandela to be had. >> mandela is in the category of martin luther king, jr. those type of people don't come along ver
continues monday as we look at first lady rosalynn carter. jobs, thent obama on economy, and income inequality. posted by the center for american progress, this is a little less than an hour. [applause] x good morning. thank you for being here. i want to thank you. mayor gray is here as well as other mayors and i want to thank for joining us today. capre honored to do so as celebrates its 10th anniversary. that weud for old ideas have put together during the past decade. your idea to grow the economy from the middle out and expand health care and to improve our school. i am prouder still that behind all of these policies is a simple idea, expanding opportunity for all americans. we believe that nevada where you come from, we are all better off if we have the opportunity to succeed. it is at the heart of what we do every day. we have learned that expanding the middle class is the best way to grow and grow stronger. the idea that the principal is credited on is for policy. it has mattered so much in my own life. boston,p in a suburb of the child of parents who came from india decades
all? thank you for coming. shelling --to start telling grandchildren stories. he says great-grandchildren. we all think our grandchildren are great. to believe. good afternoon, everyone. yesterday, as you know, president obama made a call to act regarding income inequality in our nation, increasing the minimum wage, equal pay for women, and in the workplace, earl -- early childhood education and pre-k have been part of his proposal all along. i was excited to hear what he said echoed. when women succeed, america succeeds, and this is our agenda. income inequality, as he pointed eroding thely middle class, which is the backbone of our economy. earlier, a representative from kentucky talked about how it is the right thing to do to improve the health of thousands of his citizens over the next decade. he also talked about it from an economic and fiscal standpoint. 50 million dollars will be injected into kentucky's economy. it will bring $800 million to the state treasury, create 17,000 jobs and support their glad toso we were very hear what he had to say at the press event and
are moving beyond repealing obama care to finding common ground to make it work because it's the law of the land. thank you. >> thank you, ranking member. with that, without objection, this hearing is now adjourned. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] stanback good afternoon, everybody and welcome to the oversight committee subcommittee on assistance disabilities and affairs outcome can't order. for the past year, members of the subcommittee as well as full va initiatives on in order to fulfill the secondaries: disability benefits claims for 2015. vba implemented national initiatives within its regional offices, including challenging quality review teams come at those certification test them, simplified and fully developed claims. bba also rolled out technologies in the form of the veterans benefits management system and several other electronic projects as those two processing models for future again it might cross functional team. all along, dba indicated significant support and training from central office would be critical in this rollout. on top of the challenges
guess he is just dad then. >> thanks for repeating everything she said. >> there is a demonic deal with the insurance company. >> that's true too. here is my theory. if obama could run for a third term, who would they vote for? obama. they would. they complain, but then at the end of the day which i hate to say, i'm sorry, they will do the cool thing and the cool thing is to vote for the cool guy unless the republicans come up with their own obama and that is not going to happen. >> what does harvard know? all they do is studies. i have never been there. >> 33% of the millenials consider themselves democrat and 41% consider themselves independent. that i think is a good trend for the country if the best -- if something does president come out of this -- doesn't come out of this it would be an end to the two-party system. it has to worry both parties that the millenials don't like either party. >> let me remind you this is not "special report." we don't traffic in statistics. >> get back to the 7% that don't know anything. >> i want to talk about santa. should protecting claus give
powerful example of redemption and grace was noted by president bush and obama tonight. in no wise young woman i know add this to say. i've got a lot of work to do. i do, too. that's my "2 cents more." thank you for joiniig us tonight. ♪ lou: of the nation's largest unions bankrolling in organizing a protest that they tried to promote as a fast-food working strike an attempt to double the minimum wage to a fast-food workers raising their pay to $15 an hour. tonight we will have the story of how much the liberal media decided, is certainly no better, to take the service employees international union's dramatic but phony strike story and run with it. there were quite a few. i'm lou dobbs. ♪ good evening
money in parking. tailgating. >> dave, always great to have you with us. thank you for the joining us tonight. the show may be over but the conversation continues on our website aljazeera.com/considerthis and check check >> president obama focussing on income and equality, calling it a threat to the american people. he says the growing gap between the rich and the poor is a defining challenge of our time. mexican authorities recover a truck filled with radioactive material. it was feared the cobalt could be used to make a dirty bomb. >> fast food workers from coast to coast walk off the job in a bid to unionize >> focus is on a school's big fraternity community
? >> i do. >> alexis christoforous at the new york stock exchange. thank you. >>> well, a 2-year-old girl on a visit to the white house has a close encounter with one of the first family's pets. >> are you okay, sweetie? >> sonny, the obamas' portuguese water dog, jumped up on ashton and knocked her to the floor. she wasn't hurt. she got a personal apology from michelle obama and got some licks from sonny. that's how dogs apologize. a little bit of slobber. >>> still to come, up in smoke. basketball fans in mexico city miss out on a matchup when an arena fills up with smoke. [ shouts ] guess who's going out tomorrow. [ female announcer ] swap one snack a week for a yoplait. it is so good. he actually told me that a lot of the foods that i thought were really healthy for me can do damage to the enamel on my teeth. my dentist recommended that i use pronamel. pronamel will help protect the enamel from future erosion. ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had
carefully. >>. thanks, carol. >> thanks, christine. >>> blackberry can count on its president in chief, president obama. here is what he had to say in 2008 shortly after he was elected. >> i'm still clinging to my blackberry. they're going to pry it out of my hands. >> there may be a more critical reason why the president cannot leave his blackberry behind. brianna keilar is in washington to tell us why. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. they did not pry that blackberry out of the president's hands when he came into the white house. but yesterday he actually said while he was pitching the affordable care act to young people that it's for security reasons that he doesn't have an iphone and that he still has a blackberry. that said, he has been very loyal to the brand, which he came into the white house using. you could definitely say it was a crack berry for him and continues to be. it's pretty fascinating because of the fact that george w. bush didn't use e-mail and he certainly was president during the time of handheld mobile devices. he didn't have one. but president ob
of the world. the sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement. god bless africa. thank you. nelson mandela dead at 95. >> let's get to the white house, mike viqueira is the white house correspondent and he has reaction from president obama to the death of nelson mandela. mike? >> about 50 minutes ago president obama came into the james brady briefing room. no secret to the fact that nelson mandela was an inspiration to the president. he told how he was not involved or interested in politics. at a student in the late "70s, early '80s, he was involved and inspired in the antiapartheid and divestiture movement. he met one time in 2006. he had visited in 2005. he had visited south africa and robin island in 2006. and the president was just in south africa over the summer, in june with his family, didn't have an opportunity to meet with nelson mandela because of health reasons. the president said he cannot fully imagine my life - his life - without the example nelson mandela set. for long as i live i will do what i can to learn from him. let's listen to more of what the president had to
what it was like without them because they always had them. that's the anxiety. thank you so much for joining us. "fox & friends" starts right now. >>> good morning. it's thursday, december 5. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. new details this morning. president obama watched his signature health care plan sink from the sidelines holding only one private meeting with kathleen sebelius in three and a half years. should he have been more involved? we report, you decide. >> it wasn't even private at that. the president pitching obamacare to the young people. >> if you're a bartender, have a happy hour. and also probably get health insurance as a lot of bartenders don't have it. >> that's right, get them tanked
's a larger conversation. >> it's the content of how you legislate. >> absolutely. all right, domenico, thank you very much. greatly appreciate it. and a reminder, chris matthews has a one-on-one interview with president obama today. it's part of the "hardball" college tour live from american university. the full interview airs tonight at 7:00 eastern on "hardball." >>> still ahead, well, he's back. he never left, but anyway, toronto mayor rob ford responds to new reports that he may have tried to buy the infamous video that allegedly shows him smoking crack. the offer, according to court documents, may have been $5,000 and a car. that according to drug dealers who allegedly have the video. it's all messed up. >>> but first, animal expert jack hanna joins us to talk about the challenges facing rescuers who are trying to help those 40 stranded whales. we'll have an update on this story. when you're serious about fighting wrinkles, turn to roc® retinol correxion®. one week, fine lines appear to fade. one month, deep wrinkles look smoother. after one year, skin looks ageless. high performance
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of health care. so it's great to know finally that we are moving beyond repealing obama care to finding common ground to make it work because it's the law of the land. thank you. >> thank you, ranking member. with that, without objection, this hearing is now adjourned. [inaudible conversations] >> it is time to ensure our collective bargaining laws so students have a level playing field to organize for a better deal for workers and wages for the battle class. [applause] is time to pass the paycheck fairness act. [applause] it is time to pass the employment nondiscrimination act so workers cannot be fired for who they are or what they love. [applause] and even though we bring manufacturing jobs back to america, we are creating more good paying jobs in business services and education and health care. we know that we will have greater portion of our people in the service sector. guido's that there are fast food workers, the airport to workers commanders is assistance cover retail sales to workfare tales of. [applause] and still living at or barely above poverty it is will pass the time to
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